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1 8 th Grade Earth Science Ms. Barbara Ferri Green Team Please pick up one packet from the wire bin on the table as you come in the front door. This is your homework.

2 My Website

3 Massachusetts Frameworks Earth’s History Earth’s Structure Heat Transfer in the Earth System Maps as Models of the Earth Earth in the Solar System

4 Earth Science Curriculum Geology –Rocks –Minerals –Plate tectonics –Earthquakes –Volcanoes Astronomy –Solar system –Seasons –Eclipses –Tides Oceanography –Ocean currents Meteorology –Climate –Wind patterns

5 The Eight Practices of Science 1. Asking questions 2. Developing and using models 3. Planning and carrying out investigations 4. Analyzing and interpreting data 5. Using mathematics and computational thinking 6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering) 7. Engaging in argument from evidence 8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

6 Teaching Methods Multi-dimensional approach –Learning styles inventory Online text PowerPoint lectures Hands-on activities and labs Open Response Essays Videos Computer and technology based labs

7 Grading based on Total Points Tests and Quizzes Projects and Labs Open Response Essay Questions Homework Completion Classwork Phone: ext.2115

8 Extracurricular Activities Science Fair/Club (with Mrs. Scaltreto) ACE You Be the Chemist Challenge Boxtops for Education School Musical Courtyard Gardening Project

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